Hair is one of the primary ways that we express our identities to the world. For our transgender and gender-neutral patients, a hair transplantation can help align their physical appearance with their gender identity. Most transgender and gender-neutral patients seek out a hair transplantation to align their hairline, eyebrows, or facial hair with a more masculine, feminine, or androgynous appearance.
To achieve these desired results, our Hair Transplant Surgeon’s use the same surgical techniques and technology that are used on any form of hair transplantation. However, alignment transplants require an additional level of expertise and artistry to achieve natural-looking results.
There are many different instances for when one may consider a hair transplant. In general, there are 2 instances for when patients reach out for a hair transplant:
- As a Male to Female patient or nonbinary transfeminine, you might be considering a feminisation procedure for a masculine hairline
- As a Female to Male patient, you might be considering restoring hair where it is thinning in an FtM transition.
Hair transplant procedure usually corrects male pattern baldness, but we can always customise it to reshape the hair line and hair pattern.
Male to Female or Female to Male Hair Restoration is focussed on specific hairlines while keeping in mind the patterns of baldness. The angles of Male and Female hairline are so different from each other that if we construct same pattern for both it may and may not shape the face as desired.
For people who have done gender reassignment surgery or are on hormone therapy, their existing pattern of hair loss can also be corrected with hair restoration methods. With the help of methods like FUE, FUT and hairline reconstruction, we can fix issues like:
- Thinning spots
- Bald spots
- Receding hairlines
- Masculine shape
- High or low hairlines
The Hair Transplantation and non-surgical hair loss treatments we offer have made it more accessible for our transgender or gender-neutral patients to receive treatments to aid in their transitioning process.
Questions & Answers
Do you have a question about Transgender Hair transplants? To get started, ask your family physician for a requisition form to book an appointment with Dr. Neel Malhotra and we look forward to seeing you at our clinic.
What are the benefits of a Hair Transplant for someone who is Transgender or a Gender-Neutral person?
Male to female transformation will be better if male pattern hair loss is dealt with. Hair transplant is the only treatment possible for androgenic alopecia (male/female pattern hair loss). With this, we can reconstruct your temporal peaks, increase the density in front hair line or even reconstruct your hairline. Huge transformation is possible with hair transplant that will reshape your face as you desire.
How does the Hair Transplant Process differ for a Transgender or Gender-Neutral person versus someone of Cisgender?
It doesn’t! The process of a Hair Transplant is the same for everyone, but there are a few key things that are customizable from person to person to make the Hair Transplant Results unique to you. One of those key factors would be the hairline design. We can help you choose the best suited hairline to reach your Hair Transplant goals weather that is a more masculine, feminine or something completely YOU!
What is the best method of Hair Transplant for a Transgender or Gender-Neutral person?
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplant can be done on both men and women with straight or wavy hair, irrespective of the gender. If you have Curly hair, Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) would be the best technique for optimal results, due to hair texture and curl. To alter a gender specific look, the type of technique that may be most ideal, would be FUT as we can reach high density goals.